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New York Giants' news, 3/18: Victor Cruz, Dan Connor, Ahmad Bradshaw, more

News and notes affecting the New York Giants and the NFL for Monday morning.

Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz
Wesley Hitt

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Let's start your week with a Monday morning notebook filled with items about Victor Cruz, some reaction to free-agent moves made by the Giants, and more.

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch concerned another team will make offer to free agent receiver Victor Cruz -
The Giants don’t think they’re out of the woods just yet when it comes to losing Victor Cruz.

In fact, Big Blue co-owner Steve Tisch said yesterday the team is bracing itself for what he considers a "probable" offer from another club for the Pro Bowl restricted free agent wide receiver.

"Nervous? I’m anxious," Tisch said of a possible bid for Cruz’s services. "It’s the reality of this period in free agency. Is it likely [an offer will come]? Probably. Then we’re going to have to deal with it. But we’re not avoiding that possibility. We’ll address the reality of it when it happens."

NY Giants Better Hope Dan Connor Is Answer In The Middle " CBS New York
The Giants had better hope Dan Connor can do the job at linebacker. They could have kept Chase Blackburn right there. He would have been worth the investment.

Emmitt Smith critical of proposed safety rule
The NFL has proposed a rule change that would prevent ball-carriers from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet. It's an attempt to make the game safer – but the league's all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, thinks the NFL should have its own head examined.

"If I'm a running back and I'm running into a linebacker, you're telling me I have to keep my head up so he can take my chin off?'' Smith said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. "You've absolutely lost your mind.''

Matt Forte rips NFL committee's proposed rule change -
The NFL Competition Committee doesn't want runners to lead with the crown of their helmets. Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte says it's an instinctual technique for protection.

Packers, Steelers interested in Ahmad Bradshaw? -
Ahmad Bradshaw has been out of work for more than a month, but that could change this week. The former Giants running back has reportedly drawn interest from the Packers and Steelers.

NFL free agent tracker 2013: The latest from around the league -
Every signing that has been made by every team during the 2013 NFL free agency period so far.

Borges: NFL owners bask in new CBA sun | Boston Herald

N.F.L. Is Pressured on Gay Rights Issues -

Arena team extends offer to Tebow

NFL players get crash course in film business at NFL Pro Hollywood Bootcamp - Silver And Black Pride

Lamar Mady piques New York Giants’ interest at pro day -